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. on a day that secretary of state hillary clinton says she is waiting for answers while the fbi investigating the killing of four americans in benghazi, libya, our sources reveal that not one fbi investigator has st stepped foot in the crime scene. the same sources say the crime scene has not been secured. and those are two deadlines, just two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we are learning. cnn national security contributor fran townsend is joining us now. she has the scoop on all of it. as we often mention there is a the former white house security adviser and a member of the cia external advisory committee and she's in libya with her employer. and also with us is former cia officer bob baer. you have new reporting on the status of the fbi investigation. what can you tell us? >> anderson, it's pretty extraordinary and astonishing to me who's worked with the fbi over a decade. you understand when this happens and the fbi opens an investigation one of the first things they do is go to the state department and say please request permission for us to enter this
officer bob baer. you have new reporting on the status of the fbi investigation. what can you tell us? >> anderson, it's pretty extraordinary and astonishing to me who's worked with the fbi over a decade. you understand when this happens and the fbi opens an investigation one of the first things they do is go to the state department and say please request permission for us to enter this country, libya, get to the crime scene, benghazi. please request that we have the security and ability to do that and that we will have access to the crime scene and have access to any individuals that libya takes into custody. while the fbi made that request to the state department. what we found out today from senior law enforcement officials while the fbi made it to tripoli they have never made it to benghazi. >> they haven't been on the ground in benghazi? >> they have not. it was taking so long to get permission to go to tripoli, the fbi deployed their personnel to a location in the region so they would be closer. they have conducted interviews of the state department and u.s. government personnel
than a week publicly after the killing. >> it'important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun, and will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired, but our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that in fact, what this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated, response to what had transpired in cairo. >> now, there are many possible explanations for why the administration took so long to budge from that line. everything from an excess of caution to the fog of war to incompetence or domestic politics. we don't have the answer nailed down on that. what we do have, though, is a collection of inconsistencies between the administration line and our own understanding of the facts. recall our exclusive reporting last night based on several sources that not one single fbi investigator has yet to even set ot at the crime scene in benghazi. that remains true tonight. yet when asked to comment, an american official told us that fbi investigators on the ground are not experiencing any roadblo
she is still waiting for answers while the fbi investigates four americans killing in benghazi, libya. our sources reveal that not single fbi investigators has set foot at the crime scene 15 days after the terrorist attack. and that the crime scene has still not been secured. those are just two headlines, two new pieces of information tonight. that is not all we're learning. cnn national security correspondent fran townsend joins us now. as we often mention, fran is a former white house homeland security adviser and a member of the security adviser committee and was recently in libya with her xworm, mccann drew & forbes. also with us, bob bear and we have the daily beast. you have new reporting. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the investigation one of the first thing is go to the state department and say, please request permission for to us enter the country, get to the crime scene, benghazi, and please request that we will have the security and the ability to do that, that we will have access to the crime scene, that we will have access to any individuals tha
and we have the daily beast. you have new reporting. >> so you understand when this happens and the fbi opens the investigation one of the first thing is go to the state department and say, please request permission for to us enter the country, get to the crime scene, benghazi, and please request that we will have the security and the ability to do that, that we will have access to the crime scene, that we will have access to any individuals that the libyans take into custody. none of that has -- while the fbi has made that request, we found out from senior law enforcement officials, while the fbi has made it to tripoli, they never made it to benghazi. >> haven't been on the ground in benghazi? >> no, they have no. the fbi has finally made it to tripoli, they haven't been on the ground in bengazi. they deployed their personal to a location in the region. they have conducted interviews of personnel who were there at the time of the attack. they've not been able to get -- gotten as far as tripoli, but not to benghazi. they made a request that the crime scene be secured. as we know from re
's a former assistant director of the f.b.i. and he's been talking to his sources on all of this. john, why has the f.b.i. team not made it to benghazi yet? he the f.b.i. team arrived there ite last week in tripoli, but in talking to the local revernment there-- and that's the way these things go overseas is you are working with the host avernment and the libyans have looked at the situation there and said introducing a couple of ozen americans into a brittle environment back in benghazi into that compound is something that would be pretty tough to tcure. se they keep saying we're srking on it. e opelley: we saw evidence of that in liz's piece just then. s wonder, have the libyans said no to the f.b.i.? that they're not allowed to go there? n you worked in the region there. nobody ever says no to a guest. what they say is "we're working very hard to get you what you went, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow." wnd there's no reason to doubt their sincerity that they will get them a crime scene in benghazi, which is obviously compromised. but a lot of the action in tripoli, the witnesses who were th
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-- spblt for three weeks later. 20 days past the september 11th attacks and fbi isn't in benghazi, they're in tripoli, for security reasons they say, they say that the libyan security forces aren't providing them with security and some sort of visa problem. this is unheard of. so, senator bob corker and joe lieberman among others, they want answers from clapper about why it's happening. >> dave: to the point at that tony schaeffer made on our program yesterday, he's worked with the fbi, some of the toughest and highly technically trained individuals on the planet. comfortable going into hostile zones like benghazi, it must not be an internal reason, it must be someone else they can't go in. >> clayton: bee seeds the tactffac tactffac fact-- besides the fact that libya is a free country and not the hot son that-- as it's unfolding and discussions about james clapper on the show this morning, who is james clapper we'll taking a look at his record. he made headlines in 2010 when asked about that london terrorist attack by diane sawyer and appeared he didn't know what had happened or unfold
the integrity of what is now an fbi investigation. one of the first thing law enforcement officers do when they begin an investigation is secure the crime scene. first and foremost, this is the consulate. now, they were going to have challenges to that. the fbi couldn't get in because of security conditions. u.s. personnel, nonessential personnel had been sent home. there were fewer to do that. but the fbi, frankly, once they opened an investigation, ordinarily should have and may have, we don't know, but should have coordinated with their u.s. government agency counterparts. if they couldn't secure it, you ask the host government. if the host government is incapable, we did fly in additional marines to guard the embassy in tripoli. was there military u.s. personnel available to help secure it. obviously that didn't happen. it's one of those unanswered questions we don't know but what we do know is the consequences of failing to secure the crime scene absolutely will call into question the integrity of the information that's gathered there. >> bob, what does this say to you, that this site
. >> the fbi is investigating the attack but agents are not yet on the ground in benghazi due to concerns about security. they're still in tripoli right now and sources tell cnn the consulate site remains unsecured and staff is being removed from there in tripoli due to security reason there. >> the man who ignited this is in custody in los angeles this morning. but authorities claim it has nothing to do with that movie. nakoula basseley nakoula was held on alleged parole violations connected with his violati violation. he used at least 17 fake names including sam basseley, the pseudonym under which he made the film. >>> investigators say the sons anarchy star beat and strangled his 81-year-old land lady before falling from the three-story home to his death. that's as police were approaching. drugs may have been involved but they say just don't have any proof yet. >>> later police in roseville, michigan, will be drilling for clues in a search for the possible remains of jimmy hoffa. they will test soil samples from beneath the drivewaya home. looking for human remains, a tipster apparently told
into the investigation who is responsible for killing four americans at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. f.b.i. considering the possibility the attack may have been an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the latest from washington. >> reporter: an f.b.i. team assigned to investigate the murder into chris stevens is looking into the group of hundred attacksers had inside help from the private security contractors from the state department had hired to guard the consulate. susan collins asked the director of national terrorism center at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales to hire local guards. the contract was worth half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been casing the consulate were revealed oh an online gaming site. quote, assuming that we don't die tonight we saw one of our quote, police taking pictures that guard the compound. he could have been referring to the libyan government police that guard the periphery of the compound. today the protestors target
they have nothing knew to report that. and we're told the f.b.i. team to come in to investigate the killing remains here in tripoli. according to all reports they have not reached benghazi amidst new concerns in tampering with the crime scene in benghazi and new concerns that the bad guys might be getting away. this militia crackdown means that the militants, possible suspects are being forced out of their bases maybe to parts unknown. back to you. >> gregg: thank you very much. >>> now to pakistan where anti-american demonstrateders are taking to the streets yet again. the peaceful crowd chanting and holding signs reading down with america and israel. there were no reports of violence, but this comes after days of riots and dozens of people killed and clashes with police around the country. >> gregg: in nigeria, a bomber killing two people and injuring dozens more. his target was a mosque but a gate stopped him from actually causing more death and destruction. witnesses say the car bomber slammed his car into the fence and then detonated his explosives into the parking lot. they say the tw
part in that assault last week. this as f.b.i. agents on the ground there are looking into whether the attack was an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports from washington. >> f.b.i. team assigned to investigate the murder of chris stevens is looking into whether the group of about 100 attackers armed with rocket propelled grenades, had inside help from the private security contractors who the state department had hired to guard inside the benghazi consulate. senator susan collins asked the director of the national counterterrorism center, matthew olson, this very question at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales, to vet and hire local guards for the consulate. the contract was worth nearly half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been casing the consulate were first revealed in an on-line post by sean smith, on a gaming web site where he went by the name vile rat. quote, assuming we don't die tonight, we saw one of our, quote, police, that guard th
it as elaborate. they say the fbi and libyan authorities have begun looking into the possibility al qaeda or other terrorist groups were involved. the attack fell on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. authorities say all u.s. nationals in benghazi have flown to tripoli. marine commanders are sending their anti-terrorism team to tripoli. the 15 members will protect the u.s. embassy. ap agency reports the american military will deploy two destroyers off the coast of libya as a precautionary measure. >>> apple's new iphone hits the market next week. it's bigger, faster, and lighter. but will it be a hit? >> today we're going to introduce iphone5. [ applause ] >> the u.s. technology giant unveiled the iphone5 at an event in san francisco. apple has changed the size of the iphone for the first time since launching the original in 2007. the screen is bigger and the body of the phone is slightly longer. the new model is also thinner and 20% lighter than the previous phone. with high-speed lte communications, it transmits movies and other large-volume data files faster. the new phone's new operatin
exclusive. we are now getting word, fbi agents haven't even stepped foot on the crime scene in benghazi where those four americans were killed including the u.s. embassy to libya. all of this as fears intensify al qaeda's setting up shop in libya. but i had already gone through menopause. these symptoms may be nothing... but they could be early warning signs of a gynecologic cancer, such as cervical, ovarian, or uterine cancer. feeling bloated for no reason. that's what i remember. seeing my doctor probably saved my life. warning signs are t the same for everyone. if you think somet's wrong. see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. and gee inside see your doctor. ask about gynecologic cancer. romney: "itime to stand uprove to the cheaters" tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chese tiresated american jobs... it was psident obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. tty attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? ♪ ♪ hi dad.
with the latest on the fbi investigation there. gregg? >> reporter: thanks for taking me. american officials here on the ground tell me that they are pleased are -- pleased with the libyan government. the militias have been tried to trouble here and possibly tie to the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. all weekend, we have been watching the public anger and the violence out of benghazi, seeing the compound ransacked and protesters and militia members being killed. in response, the government says that by tuesday, the armed gangs here have to cooperate. they have to give up their weapons and leave their bases. some are skeptical that this will happen. still. the islamist group ansar al-sharia has left two cities. they are suspected of direct involvement. now to the investigation. the developments this week enappear to be positive, simply put, it's a bit of quick, rough justice for the deaths of stevens and the three other americans, and conversations today for the officials, libyan officials, both here and in benghazi, it appears their investigation into the killings i
there is a security issue? >> apparently we withdraw non-essential personnel before, but the fbi team that is supposed to be investigating has apparently not gonna get either. lou: they are reporting that they have been there for days and they are not moving around for fear of their own safety, yet we have an ambassador with the state department that has been alerted to the security concerns without, without protection. >> this is a debacle. you cannot lose for americans and not to include somebody has messed up very badly. somebody should be held responsible. think that's one reason why the administration has planned about this. lou: the idea that this is a cover-up straight forward questions about the murder of a mess of stevenson got three other americans including the two former u.s. navy seals still lusted up and address the american people on what in the world is going on. now they're saying they cannot talk about it because the fbi is called up in a hotel and tripoli >> that does not cut it. lou: this is outrageous. >> there are only two explanations, one is they're lying and covering up, but t
work, tracking militant extremist groups in the region. they also say that at least some fbi agents are on the ground in benghazi. we've got a couple of sources saying otherwise but all agree that the insecurity situation in this country is making detective work on this crime very difficult indeed. finally, patti ann, back to that new word about the last hours of ambassador stevens. the libyan government is now saying he was alive when libyan civilians found him inside that smokey consulate building. then they brought him out, brought him to a hospital where he then died. a doctor at the hospital said he tried very hard to save him and just couldn't. back to you. patti ann: greg palkot live in trend polely. thank you. jon: well with the white house is taking heat for repeated statements that the attack on our consulate in libya grew out of a spontaneous protest. chris wallace put it very bluntly to one of the president's top campaign advisors. >> ambassador rice give the american people bad information? jon: so things got very interesting from there. we'll show you how it all played
years ago. put the kabosh on that, i guess. the fbi is now investigating. >>> in pennsylvania, a judge has until tuesday to rule on a controversial voter i.d. law. at issue is whether the new law disenfranchises voters. some people face obstacles just trying to get the photo identification card. >> reporter: was this easy to get or too hard to get? >> it was very hard to get. >> reporter: 68-year-old doris clark was turned down three times, applying for her pennsylvania voter i.d. card. and every time, she says, the state wanted another document. original birth certificate, original social security card, then she needed her husband's death certificate when a clerk demanded proof of her married name. after four tries she got the card but resented all the obstacles. >> you feel like why am i going through all these things? i'm not bin laden's wife. you know? i've been here all my life. i've been voting since it's been legal for me to vote. >> reporter: clark's testimony in state court in pennsylvania represents a growing legal challenge to voter i.d. laws, specifically how difficult some
of treating it like it's a "law & order" issue, rather than a war on terrorism. they have sent the f.b.i. over who had to cool their heels for days before they could even get in there, and i don't know if they are in benghazi yet. but, you know, i heard yesterday about this journal that was found by -- of the ambassador, three days after the attack by a journalist walking through the compound. this is just lew ludicrous. on the face of it the way they are handling this is so incompetent, and treating it again like it's a "law & order" issue, they've sent the f.b.i. to investigate, like when they find out what is wrong are they going to try to arrest somebody in libya? bill: we'll be in touch with your office and find out what you find out. thank you for your time. i want to bring in senior brooks, a senior fellow for national security affairs. peter what is going on here. >> i have the same concerns that the chairman has, he just expressed, and he's probably better informed than i am. we see all of these loose treads on this narrative coming out of the white house. my sense at this point becau
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